Grey Butcherbird, Taronga Zoo, Sydney
During our visit to Taronga Zoo we spent some time in the children’s section. This was for the benefit of our grandson who was about 19 months old at the time. Just as we were approaching this section of the zoo, a Grey Butcherbird flew across the path in front of me and landed on a nearby branch. He posed beautifully for me while I took a series of photos.
This individual was obviously quite at home in the grounds of the zoo and was unafraid of the many people passing by. He seemed quite at ease and probably thrived on food scraps provided by the keepers for the animals on display. Grey Butcherbirds are relatively common in the Sydney area.
I only wish all birds were as cooperative in posing for my camera. Still, taking that hard to get photo of a bird with all its challenges is so rewarding. I need to take the easy with the not so easy.